Mei-mei Berssenbrugge was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Empathy, Nest, and I Love Artists. A Lit Cloud, her recent collaboration with the artist Kiki Smith, was published by Galerie Lelong in 2012. She lives in New York City and northern New Mexico.
"Berssenbrugge's lines-saturated with the hallucinatory speed of
thought-have the urgency of a manifesto; she consistently calls
attention to the interrelatedness of all things. Few living poets
are as able to enter headlong into the spiritual state of our
environment and its endangerment: one of the best minds in modern
poetry." -- Major Jackson - The New York Times
"Every collection of poems by Berssenbrugge is a literary step forward...With her powerful command of words redoubled by a meditative patience, she captures a secret rhythm, into which she weaves lines that surprise us with their accuracy, their submission to experience." -- Etel Adnan